“The key to grow old well, is to keep learning and stimulating your mind, ” said the 75 year old student who has enrolled himself in language institute in Mumbai.
While we often grow old and grumpy as we age, this man sets an inspiration to grow younger instead. He shows us that we do remain students for life.
His story that appeared on Humans Of Bombay is an inspiration for all of us to read. Here is what he said (as per the Facebook page of Humans Of Bombay):
““I’m 75 and enjoying my retired life. I’ve led a happy and busy life — for many years I was an electronic engineer at the Tata institute, after which I started my own business. I had a great family life — we’re two real brothers, married to two real sisters…so our families are very close knit. One of my son’s is in the UK, so we often travel to visit him.
My wife and I are constantly on the move. I love to read and I recently pursued photography because I’d been passionate about it since childhood. A few months ago, my wife and I thought it would be fun to learn a new language — so we signed up for Arabic lessons online and enjoyed it so much that we enrolled ourselves in a language institute in Bombay! So a few times a week, we pack our tiffins and go off to college together! On the first day, all the other students thought I was the professor, because I’m the oldest person there — but now we’re all great friends.
We’re 50 of us studying together and my wife and I are the ‘happening couple’ of our batch…we actually feel like college students!
So that’s about it, it’s a simple and sweet life. The only advice I can give you, is the key to grow old well, is to keep learning and stimulating your mind. My wife and I have managed to keep our minds young — we’re constantly trying new things and experiencing different things for the first time — it’s exciting! The more you can keep feeling that excitement towards life, the younger and happier you’ll remain.”
Keep learning, folks!